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Senior Technical Consultant – Optical Systems (80 - 100%)

About Volpi Group

As a specialist for optoelectronic system modules, we collaborate closely with innovative system providers in the area of in-vitro diagnostics and life sciences research. We develop and produce solutions tailored to the needs of our customers and their applications. /

Your main functions:

  • Technical support of sales in the area of the development and manufacturing of optoelectronic modules for clinical diagnostics (IVD).
  • Understanding of customer applications and the technical-organizational requirements for projects in regards to product development.
  • Concept designs in cooperation with customers and specialists from our engineering team, and if applicable assessment of the technical feasibility including calculations and laboratory setup.
  • Facilitation of workshop and consulting of customers, e.g. for supporting the innovation process.
  • Planning of development projects considering requirements and boundary conditions of customers, according to Volpi's product development process and knowledge base.
  • Description of the technical content of offers (scope, time, cost).
  • Support the continuous improvement of Volpi's business processes.


Your profile:

  • Several years of experience in development of complex opto-electronic products with a focus on optical measurement technology: Fluorescence (microscopy), absorption/transmission, spectrometry and/or imaging techniques.
  • Experience in the development of IVD products under ISO 13485 is an advantage.
  • Inspiring customers and willingness to design commercially successful products.
  • Talent for sales, enjoying dealing with people and good communication skills.
  • Commitment and self-motivation in connection with a high level of reliability.
  • Sound knowledge of small group moderation methods (including visual facilitation) to identify key requirements.
  • Tools from the areas of requirements engineering, design thinking, agile project management and LEAN are part of your everyday methodical approach to work.
  • Willingness to travel, mainly to the USA and within Europe, approx. 30-40%.
  • Completed technical-scientific university degree, preferably with a master’s or doctorate degree (biochemistry, electrotechnology, mechatronics, physics, or similar).

What we offer:

A variety of tasks with the ability to work autonomously and the potential for growth in a dynamic and international working environment. You can expect a highly motivated, supportive team and attractive and entrepreneurial employment conditions as well as in-depth professional development opportunities. You will work at one of our sites as coordinated, either in Auburn/NY or in Schlieren/Zurich. 

Are you interested in this creative challenge? We are looking forward to receiving your complete application by e‑mail.

Volpi USA
Dave Nikolson
5 Commerce Way
Auburn NY 13021

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